When I lived in Tennessee, there were always invitations to go to "the Creek". Unfortunately, I had never had a passion for machine guns and always refused. That is until now when someone showed me a little subgun in .22LR. I fell in love with that thing.
Over at my lease, there's a guy that was on one of the programs for the History Channel. He brings out his MG 42 and some more toys. Last Sunday someone brought out a Barrett 50BMG semi. They haven't tried to shoot long distance yet. I'm still waiting to see the videos that were taken. I clipped a bowling pin one time with a .50 at around 300 yards but since it was a poor hit, it didn't do much damage.
According to the article, someone had a Civil War era Gatling gun. Most Gatlings I have seen are cartridge guns from the Indian Wars. The 1963 Model didn't really use cartridges. They used steel sleeves that had the nipples on the back for the percussion caps. Sort of like little gun barrels. I have the plans for one but I never got around to making one. I thought that I could take a machinist's class at a college and just use their equipment.
To: Shooter 2.5
I admit to knowing virtually nothing about guns, but that doesn't mean I don't like them.........;^)
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